Law Talk with Epstein & Yoo “The Bottle Episode”

In a Law Talk first, Professors Richard Epstein & John Yoo and host Troy Senik are gathered in the same studio to kick off their tenth year of the podcast. On this episode: Can Congress rein in President Trump’s power to pursue military action against Iran? What was Nancy Pelosi trying to accomplish by withholding the articles of impeachment? Can the Justice Department compel Apple to create a backdoor on encrypted devices? And is Utah’s effort to rescind a personalized license plate a potential First Amendment violation? All that and more as the faculty lounge reopens for 2020.

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  1. Dr.Guido Member
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    Should the current impeachment gambit succeed it really is not THAT tough to imagine a hyper partisan and fiercely embittered future Congress threatening an impeachment proceeding against a hated POTUS if he dares to merely Veto a Bill that’s near and dear to their constituents’ hearts.

    What else is a Veto other than a willful obstruction of Congress by the Chief Executive?

     

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  2. Taras Coolidge
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    Building on something John Yoo said, the Senate trial may look very bad for the Dems, but it doesn’t matter.

    ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, and CNN will simply leave out that footage.

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  3. LibertyDefender Member
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    If the state can deny me the license plate

    DEPORT M

    because it represents a political statement, can the state demand I not name my sons Colt and Winchester?  Or refuse to include their names in the program for the public school championship game?

    Maybe I heard it wrong, but I don’t understand The Libertarian‘s take on that vanity license plate story.

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  4. DJ EJ Member
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    Ten years of Law Talk podcasts and they’re only on episode #31? That seems like an awfully low number. It should be #129.

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  5. Blue Yeti Admin
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    DJ EJ (View Comment):

    Ten years of Law Talk podcasts and they’re only on episode #31? That seems like an awfully low number. It should be #129.

    Fixed!

     

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  6. MISTER BITCOIN Inactive
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    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    If the state can deny me the license plate

    DEPORT M

    because it represents a political statement, can the state demand I not name my sons Colt and Winchester? Or refuse to include their names in the program for the public school championship game?

    Maybe I heard it wrong, but I don’t understand The Libertarian‘s take on that vanity license plate story.

     

     

    because other public officials have to use license plate such as law enforcement.

    i think it’s a good reason for disallowing silly license plate names.

     

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  7. MISTER BITCOIN Inactive
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    for the next episode, i have a question about Marbury v Madison: did the court decide correctly?

    my opinion is they overstepped their bounds by giving themselves the power of judicial review.

     

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  8. LibertyDefender Member
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    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    If the state can deny me the license plate

    DEPORT M

    because it represents a political statement, can the state demand I not name my sons Colt and Winchester? Or refuse to include their names in the program for the public school championship game?

    Maybe I heard it wrong, but I don’t understand The Libertarian‘s take on that vanity license plate story.

     

     

    because other public officials have to use license plate such as law enforcement.

    i think it’s a good reason for disallowing silly license plate names.

     

    Wow.

    Just wow.

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  9. MISTER BITCOIN Inactive
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    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    If the state can deny me the license plate

    DEPORT M

    because it represents a political statement, can the state demand I not name my sons Colt and Winchester? Or refuse to include their names in the program for the public school championship game?

    Maybe I heard it wrong, but I don’t understand The Libertarian‘s take on that vanity license plate story.

     

     

    because other public officials have to use license plate such as law enforcement.

    i think it’s a good reason for disallowing silly license plate names.

     

    Wow.

    Just wow.

    you are comparing your sons names to ‘deport m’?

    there are many reasons why this is a poor analogy

     

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  10. LibertyDefender Member
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    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    If the state can deny me the license plate

    DEPORT M

    because it represents a political statement, can the state demand I not name my sons Colt and Winchester? Or refuse to include their names in the program for the public school championship game?

    Maybe I heard it wrong, but I don’t understand The Libertarian‘s take on that vanity license plate story.

    because other public officials have to use license plate such as law enforcement.

    i think it’s a good reason for disallowing silly license plate names.

    Wow.

    Just wow.

    you are comparing your sons names to ‘deport m’?

    I am shocked that anyone would so willingly grant government the power to censor speech, especially for such a silly reason.

    If a government bureaucrat objects to something as innocuous and harmless as a license plate that reads DEPORT M, surely more government bureaucrats would object to proper names Winchester and Colt.

    I am shocked that a Ricochettus would so willingly grant government the power to censor speech.

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  11. MISTER BITCOIN Inactive
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    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    If the state can deny me the license plate

    DEPORT M

    because it represents a political statement, can the state demand I not name my sons Colt and Winchester? Or refuse to include their names in the program for the public school championship game?

    Maybe I heard it wrong, but I don’t understand The Libertarian‘s take on that vanity license plate story.

    because other public officials have to use license plate such as law enforcement.

    i think it’s a good reason for disallowing silly license plate names.

    Wow.

    Just wow.

    you are comparing your sons names to ‘deport m’?

    I am shocked that anyone would so willingly grant government the power to censor speech, especially for such a silly reason.

    If a government bureaucrat objects to something as innocuous and harmless as a license plate that reads DEPORT M, surely more government bureaucrats would object to proper names Winchester and Colt.

    I am shocked that a Ricochettus would so willingly grant government the power to censor speech.

    it’s a silly license plate.

    what is the purpose of a license plate?

    it’s not a forum for political speech

    you’re barking up the wrong tree

     

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  12. MISTER BITCOIN Inactive
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    i have no problem with winchester or colt.

    also, this license plate occurred in utah hardly a blue state.

     

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  13. MISTER BITCOIN Inactive
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    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    If the state can deny me the license plate

    DEPORT M

    because it represents a political statement, can the state demand I not name my sons Colt and Winchester? Or refuse to include their names in the program for the public school championship game?

    Maybe I heard it wrong, but I don’t understand The Libertarian‘s take on that vanity license plate story.

    because other public officials have to use license plate such as law enforcement.

    i think it’s a good reason for disallowing silly license plate names.

    Wow.

    Just wow.

    you are comparing your sons names to ‘deport m’?

    I am shocked that anyone would so willingly grant government the power to censor speech, especially for such a silly reason.

    If a government bureaucrat objects to something as innocuous and harmless as a license plate that reads DEPORT M, surely more government bureaucrats would object to proper names Winchester and Colt.

    I am shocked that a Ricochettus would so willingly grant government the power to censor speech.

    my license plate is california 4NICKATE

    • #13
  14. LibertyDefender Member
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    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    If the state can deny me the license plate

    DEPORT M

    because it represents a political statement, can the state demand I not name my sons Colt and Winchester? Or refuse to include their names in the program for the public school championship game?

    Maybe I heard it wrong, but I don’t understand The Libertarian‘s take on that vanity license plate story.

    because other public officials have to use license plate such as law enforcement.

    i think it’s a good reason for disallowing silly license plate names.

    Wow.

    Just wow.

    you are comparing your sons names to ‘deport m’?

    I am shocked that anyone would so willingly grant government the power to censor speech, especially for such a silly reason.

    If a government bureaucrat objects to something as innocuous and harmless as a license plate that reads DEPORT M, surely more government bureaucrats would object to proper names Winchester and Colt.

    I am shocked that a Ricochettus would so willingly grant government the power to censor speech.

    it’s a silly license plate.

    what is the purpose of a license plate?

    it’s not a forum for political speech

    you’re barking up the wrong tree

     

    Wow.

    Just wow.

    • #14
  15. MISTER BITCOIN Inactive
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    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    If the state can deny me the license plate

    DEPORT M

    because it represents a political statement, can the state demand I not name my sons Colt and Winchester? Or refuse to include their names in the program for the public school championship game?

    Maybe I heard it wrong, but I don’t understand The Libertarian‘s take on that vanity license plate story.

    because other public officials have to use license plate such as law enforcement.

    i think it’s a good reason for disallowing silly license plate names.

    Wow.

    Just wow.

    you are comparing your sons names to ‘deport m’?

    I am shocked that anyone would so willingly grant government the power to censor speech, especially for such a silly reason.

    If a government bureaucrat objects to something as innocuous and harmless as a license plate that reads DEPORT M, surely more government bureaucrats would object to proper names Winchester and Colt.

    I am shocked that a Ricochettus would so willingly grant government the power to censor speech.

    it’s a silly license plate.

    what is the purpose of a license plate?

    it’s not a forum for political speech

    you’re barking up the wrong tree

     

    Wow.

    Just wow.

    Well I can’t refute your wow. 
    air tight logic, coherent, cogent

    not

     

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  16. LibertyDefender Member
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    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    If the state can deny me the license plate

    DEPORT M

    because it represents a political statement, can the state demand I not name my sons Colt and Winchester? Or refuse to include their names in the program for the public school championship game?

    Maybe I heard it wrong, but I don’t understand The Libertarian‘s take on that vanity license plate story.

    because other public officials have to use license plate such as law enforcement.

    i think it’s a good reason for disallowing silly license plate names.

    Wow.

    Just wow.

    you are comparing your sons names to ‘deport m’?

    I am shocked that anyone would so willingly grant government the power to censor speech, especially for such a silly reason.

    If a government bureaucrat objects to something as innocuous and harmless as a license plate that reads DEPORT M, surely more government bureaucrats would object to proper names Winchester and Colt.

    I am shocked that a Ricochettus would so willingly grant government the power to censor speech.

    it’s a silly license plate.

    what is the purpose of a license plate?

    it’s not a forum for political speech

    you’re barking up the wrong tree

    Wow.

    Just wow.

    Well I can’t refute your wow.
    air tight logic, coherent, cogent

    not

    I confess I’m dumfounded that any American would so willingly surrender free speech rights.  A presumably educated and informed American no less.  And to surrender free speech rights based entirely on a bureaucrat’s subjective judgment that a word or phrase is “silly.”

    I just don’t know what to say.  Wow.  Just wow.

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  17. MISTER BITCOIN Inactive
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    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    If the state can deny me the license plate

    DEPORT M

    because it represents a political statement, can the state demand I not name my sons Colt and Winchester? Or refuse to include their names in the program for the public school championship game?

    Maybe I heard it wrong, but I don’t understand The Libertarian‘s take on that vanity license plate story.

    because other public officials have to use license plate such as law enforcement.

    i think it’s a good reason for disallowing silly license plate names.

    Wow.

    Just wow.

    you are comparing your sons names to ‘deport m’?

    I am shocked that anyone would so willingly grant government the power to censor speech, especially for such a silly reason.

    If a government bureaucrat objects to something as innocuous and harmless as a license plate that reads DEPORT M, surely more government bureaucrats would object to proper names Winchester and Colt.

    I am shocked that a Ricochettus would so willingly grant government the power to censor speech.

    it’s a silly license plate.

    what is the purpose of a license plate?

    it’s not a forum for political speech

    you’re barking up the wrong tree

    Wow.

    Just wow.

    Well I can’t refute your wow.
    air tight logic, coherent, cogent

    not

    I confess I’m dumfounded that any American would so willingly surrender free speech rights. A presumably educated and informed American no less. And to surrender free speech rights based entirely on a bureaucrat’s subjective judgment that a word or phrase is “silly.”

    I just don’t know what to say. Wow. Just wow.

     

    license plates are required by the state.

    it is not a venue for free speech.

    what is the purpose of a license plate?

    this is not citizens united

     

    • #17